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.m. eastern here on c- span. ," ours weeks "newsmakers guest is the ceo of heritage action for america. he talks about his organization's agenda and its position on issues pertaining to health care and immigration. here's a preview. [video clip] >> in this environment right now, it is very difficult to handle immigration the way we should be. which is bypassing piecemeal pieces of legislation, getting the border secure. we also have a gigantic imbalance between labor supply and labor demand. all of those questions do not require amnesty. you can get all of the economic benefits that people talk about in fixing our broken immigration system without giving amnesty at this time. that is the position we support. unfortunately in this environment right now, the moment something passes the house, the pressure on immigration, which has dissipated over the last couple of weeks and months, will immediately be back in the forefront. >> you can watch the entire interview with michael needham of heritage action form for america on newsmakers -- on "newsmakers" sunday at 10:00 a.m. eastern and 6:00 p.m
of america through the senses. the population reached 17 million in 26 states. we consistently see 30%. slaves #2.5 million, which is almost 15% of the population, and new orleans joins the list of the largest cities in the united states. we heard about the tylers and their attitude toward slavery. give us an indication of what was happening in 1840. >> this is a tremendous time of sexual tension. we like to think the country is divided regionally, that everyone in the north is anti slavery and everyone in the south is proslavery. it is not that simple. people in the north benefited from slavery and the slave trade until it was ended. they now move into a different economic arena. they no longer need slavery, and slippery as a threat to them because of the free labor system in the north, and the kinds of the economy that is needed to preserve institutions in the north are different from those in the south, so what is happening in congress is both groups want to control legislation, because if you are in more industrialized regions, we want certain parts of laws passed to preserve the
bombing bow- toy business. you will want to meet mo. america's news headquarters starts right now. hello, everybody. we begin with what has everyone talking this woke week. a global warning from the state department. two dozen consulates will be closed tomorrow because of a massive terrorist threat. some are questions about the timing and how the administration is handling this. molly is joining us live. >> president obama we are learning was briefed on the potential al-qaeda terrorist threat and there is two prongs of how the obama administration is handling the terror attack. warning all americans about international travel spectacularly in the midoast and north africa. and two embassies and consulates will close as a precaution. tomorrow is also president obama's birthday and the now president of iowa ran is supposed to be worn in. before the president left to play golf he got an update and he will get additional updates throughout the woke week. the embassies and consulates that will close will stretch from eastern africa to bangladesh. the u.s. picked up increased chatter that a ter
of severe penalties over steroid use. is it enough to restore trust in america's favorite pastime? perspective this morning as i talk with bob costas of nbc sportses. i'm david gregory. all that ahead on "meet the press" this sunday morning, august 4th. >> and good sunday morning. the u.s. is on high alert at this hour. 22 u.s. embassies from north africa to bangladesh are closed now, and a worldwide travel alert is in effect for americans. andrea mitchell is nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent. andrea, good to have you here. what is it about where this is coming from and the significance of it that has engendered such a big reaction? >> well, they have intercepted chatter and it's coming from and targeting yemen. they believe it's either emanating from yemen where al qaeda and the arabian peninsula is the strongest unit or fractional unit of al qaeda that still remains. it's also the most operational unit. they're concerned about this area, but now they're looking at other areas as well. if there is no attack today, because this is the holiest day of the month of ramadan, t
driving range. no wonder volt is america's best-selling plug-in. that's american ingenuity to find new roads. ♪ the 2013 volt. charge ahead of the rest in the hov lane. ♪ >>> at this hour, it's being reported president obama is consulting with preparation and u.k. leaders, but he has not made a decision. so will the u.s. go it alone in syria. john bolton joins us. it looks like it will be president obama and maybe the president of france at this point. things look rather bleak in terms of getting allies. >> we don't know that the french are actually going to be using military assets. they will be cheering us on perhaps. but as of now it will be essentially a united states operation. so you have the obama administration with people like joe biden and john kerry who spent years criticizing the bush administration for its unilateralism, doing something that truly is unilateral as opposed to things done in the bush administration likely the overthrow of saddam hussein that had dozens of coalition members along with it. >> what's the difference between doing it this way and drop ago dro
has filed a civil lawsuits against bank of america. it claims the megabank defrauded its investors on $850 million worth of mortgage- backed securities. the government filed a suit in the federal court in charlotte, north carolina. >>> accusations against california mayor are sordid and now a female marine is the 11th marine to accuse him of sexual harassment. >> i don't appreciate being used as a bargaining chip to fulfill his sexual desires. >> that is katherine raggazino, an iraq war veteran. she said she and her nurse met with san diego mayor bob filner to ask for his help dealing with the veterans administration. the woman says the mayor seemed to be willing to help but only for a price. >> it was extremely disturbing to me that it made it very clear that his expectation was that his help for katherine depended on my willingness to go to dinner with him, spend personal time with him and be seen in public with him. >> the mayor began intensive counseling this week to address his behavior. but so far, he has refused to step down. >>> cindy sheehan plans to run for governor next
to see how far our labor stand has fallen behind other countries. i want america to be number one, not number one in foreign countries occupied or number one in number of people incarcerated. i want america to be number one in wages. i want america to be number one in benefits. i want america to be number one in healthcare. in australia, they have a $16 an hour minimum wage. in germany, people routinely, as a matter of law get up to six weeks off each year and they get 44 days of paid sick leave. germany is not impoverished by that. they're strengthened. we need to make the same sort of steps here in america to improve the working conditions of the people who work. >> john: i think germany providing their version of medicare for everyone who makes under $100,000 has something to do with that of course. >> germany has had universal healthcare for a century. we're still arguing about it here in the united states. >> john: 100 years after teddy roosevelt ran for it on the progressive ticket. >> that's right. >> john: pushback is the only thing we're getting from our republican friend
effectively. >> greta: how america is perceived in the world matters, you agree? >> exactly. >> greta: in light of the fact that the president has gotten himself boxed in on this one by his red line and saber rattling and now he can't get anyone to help him. can we help him out of this one before we go? can you think some way where he can extricate himself, retain credibility of the world so we don't look like headlines tomorrow syria scared us and we ran away with the tail between our legs? how do we get out of this. >> his credibility is irrepair shall damaged. >> he represents the united states. >> i don't think it's reparable. i think what we have to do now is explain to the rest of the world that basically we are in a 1200 day period when the president is not going to be effective but that that doesn't mean that america can't be reinstated into its proper place once you get a real president in washington. i don't think you can look at a president like this. he is not going to change in the last 1200 days. it's just going to get worse. >> greta: you should see the headlines all ov
america is perceived in the world matters, you agree? >> yes. >> in light of the fact the president is boxed in on this by his red line, now he can't get anyone to help him, can you help him out of this? is there a way to extricate himself, retain credibility in the world so we don't read headlines that syria scared us, we ran away with a tail between the legs? how do we get out of this? >> his credibility is irrepairably damaged. >> he represents the united states. we're all going to live with his credibility. >> i don't think it is repairable. what we have to do is explain to the rest of the world that basically we're in a 1200 day period when the president is not going to be effective, but that doesn't mean that america can't be reinstated into its proper place once you get a real president in washington. i don't think you can -- you look at a president like this, he's not going to change in the last 1200 days, it is just going to get worse. >> the headlines all over the middle east that i looked at, you know, no matter how much you exaggerat exaggerated, and wrong, they're still
with paula broadwell, he is reinventing himself in america's media capital, taking a teaching gig. >> life doesn't stop with such a mistake and can and must go on. >> reporter: petraeus joins a long line of officials who were involved in scandals. public reasonings expert has covered everyone to -- take immediate responsibility. apologize to the right people, his wife and the american people. and remove yourself from controversy, meaning don't fight to stay on as cia director. it didn't hurt that the president granted petraeus a graceful exit. >> he has provided this country an extraordinary service. >> what could be a more attractive thing than that kind of sendoff. >> reporter: but his past hasn't been perfect. he was set to make $150,000 for teaching students three hours a week. >> my initial reaction was outrageous. >> reporter: the doctor says most would get $3,000 for teaching that seminar, and the school's mission is to provide an affordable session. >> once again, it's how he is quick on his feet. i would say before the ink was dry on that first story there was no story. >> reporte
's happening in the part of the world where america and our allies are often hated. tonight we know more about what could lie ahead as changes are being made to protect our own. >>> also an appeal to stop the early release of 10,000 prisoners denied. one state is forced to let the inmates go free because of overcrowding. fox report, the number one concern now is publicovercrowdi. fox reports the number one concern now is public safety. and, coming to america from spain, the great bull run. you don't have to head overseas for this adrenaline rush. >>> america on high alert as the sun rises on a sunday on the other side of the world. several of our conflicts and embassies, the face of america in a foreign country will remain concerned about a threat that is real. in countries like yemen, jordan and egypt. beefing up additional security with troops and check points in the hopes of deterring any attacks. all told more than 2,000 embassies will remain closed as of today, sunday, in that part of the world. the state department also issuing a global travel alert to any american traveling overseas, wa
delivery truck goes fly flying off an overpass and tops our news across america. >> shepard: massachusetts, officials say the driver was on an early morning delivery when a car sideswiped him near boston. the impact sent the truck over a guardrail and on to a ramp some 40 feet below the highway. the driver reportedly escaped that crash with a broken leg and bruises. they believe the driver was drunk. police have released surveillance video of a man they say climbed the dome of the capital building in saint paul. happened last october authorities say a suspect drimed the wall made his way up the 23-foot marvel dome. >> one misstep and he would have fell a great distance likely to his death. >> the so-called capital climber guy hid behind some massive carved eagles and got away by climbing down unscaffold. florida, a man says he and a friend found 100-pound burmese python inside his shed in miami. the homeowner called firefighters for help. it took five crew members to lift the 13-foot long reptile. south dakota, one of the world's biggest motorcycle rallies underway in sturgess. thousands o
's making news. america's children are slimming down. for the first time in decades, we can say our children are not getting fatter. a study from the cdc that examined the nation's preschoolers found in 18 states, the obesity rate is actually falling. that's the good news. the bad news is the obesity rate held steady in do states. some of the states, ten states overall were examined due to the way data is collected. but a lot of people are crediting michelle obama's let's move campaign for this good news. it certainly helps keep the weight off. >> bill: she's got to get some credit for that. and just raising awareness of the problem. >> absolutely. that's the good news. >> bill: a lot of republicans are beating up on her saying this is silly. no, this is a serious problem. >> it really is. that was the good news. the bad news, of course, if you want to ruin your breakfast, taco bell is here to help. they announced they're kicking off a new breakfast item. they've been trying to kick off a breakfast menu in recent years but this latest hellish creation is the waffle taco. it is a fried waffle
yesterday in the idaho mountains. >> jamie: good morning, everyone. welcome to "america's news headquarters". i'm jamie colby. >> eric: i'm eric shawn. following that week-long manhunt that expand five states and sparked multiple amber alert, they were spotted at a camp ground. >> we had a lot of resources in that area, both on the ground and aerial resources. it's my understanding that the camp site was spotted from the air and that the ground units were sent into that area which eventually led to the confrontation. >> eric: hannah is now safe and sound. will carr on the ground live in cascade, eye idaho. >> reporter: good morning, eric. the local paper here in boise sums it up. suspect killed, teen girl safe. throughout this entirer ordeal, authorities said it was their top priority to make sure that hannah anderson came out of this safe and sound. they say that she is. she's at a hospital near boise. she's being evaluated. they tell us that she's in good shape and set to be reunited with her father later today. earlier this morning he actually spoke on "fox & friends" and over the phone
into the public sector as well. good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum in "america's newsroom." gregg: i'm gregg jarrett in for bill hemmer. obamacare provides many employers to provide coverage to anyone who works at least 30 hours a week. but to get around that, some employers are just cutting back on the hours this report coming just days after ups announced it will not provide coverage to husbands and wives of employees who can get insurance on their own. martha: ups is not alone in this. many employers fear they will not be able to afford it. some saying they still don't know what's in the law. this is years after it was signed into law and nancy pelosi famously said this. >> we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it away from the fog of the controversy. martha: the truth is, we are still finding out what's in it, stuart. companies are still scratching their heads saying we're not really sure how this will affect us and what it will cost us. stuart is the host of "varney & company" on the fox business network. what do you make of this latest news? >> it is chan
that he's a terrorist and that he meant to kill and he doesn't like america. >> day two of this court-martial is scheduled to start four hours from right now. >>steve: thank you very much. meanwhile let's talk a little bit about this. last night during the rush hour, it was the mother of all traffic jams around burbank in los angeles because the president of the united states for the sixth time -- there he is right there -- appearing on the jay leno show. his third time as a sitting president of the united states. for the most part, it was a softball interview, but this is kind of new. while the president of the united states was sitting in the green room, jay leno did something he's been doing a lot of these days. he took a shot at the president of the united states. watch this. >> the white house announced in the coming days president obama will be reaching out to americans who lost their jobs. in fact, that's why he's here tonight. he's here to talk to me personally -- that's right. very excited to have the president on the program tonight. it will be great talking to him on a one-
there. what is great about what we've seen with america over the last several years is how resilient we are. after the boston bombings, for example. the next day, folks are out there, going to ball games, making sure we are not reacting in a way that somehow shuts us down. >> right. >> and that is the right reaction. terrorist depend on the fact we will be terrorized. we are going to live our lives and the odds of people dying in a tourist attack are still a lot ,ower than in a car accident unfortunately, but there are things we can do to make sure that we're keeping the pressure on these networks, that will try to injure americans. it is the first thing i think of when i wake up in the last thing i think about before going to bed, is keeping americans safe. host: that was the president last night on "the tonight show" with jay leno. ken walsh has written this piece available online that the president's appearance on "the tonight show", part of his effort to expand the presidencies outreach more widely than ever. other presidents have limited themselves to more traditional approaches su
'm greg jarrett. glad you're with us. welcome inside a brand new hour of "america's headquarters". >> topping news this hour the ferocious wildfire threatening one of america's national treasures grows by another seven square miles as weary firefighters say that this fire poses every challenge that there can be. we will go live to the scene. >>> oklahoma's governor is speaking out today to fox news. find out why she says the shocking thrill-kill murder of this australian baseball player has shaken her state to the core. >>> and our fair and balanced political panel debates some tough talk today from senator ted cruz on obama care and whether it will lead to a government shutdown. >>> we begin with a fox news alert. syria has agreed to allow u.n. inspectors to visit the site of a reported chemical attack. the u.n. inspectors were already in syria to investigate reports of earlier poison gas strikes against civilians. until now the assad regime has denied the inspectors access to the site of wednesday's alleged attack outside damascus that killed hundreds. a senior white house offi
>> it was great to have you here, kelly. >> great to be here. >> america live starts right now. >> we start this hour with a fox news alert. less than two hours away from president obama's first formal solo news conference since april, a look for you in the white house. reporters expected to pepper him with questions about his decision not to meet with russian president vladimar putin and the administration's continued use of the controversial talking point. i am jamie colby. >> and i am greg jarret. >> they are focusing on law makers wasting time and attention on phony scandal instead of the people's work. >> to often over the past two years, washington took its eye off of the ball. they have allowed political postural and phony scandal to distract from our economy and growing middle-class. >> fox news poll find that people do not agree with the president. the interest in the benghazi terrorist attack is anything but phony and not phony to voters, nsa snooping on americans. and the justice department seizing telephone records and irs targeting conservative groups for extra scr
americas wonder why we aren't doing more to arrest these people. house over site committee darrel issa says osama bin laden had been charged but was not apprehended. delays in apprehending the benghazi killers will only put american lives at further risk. meanwhile president obama is saying his decision to shut 22 embassies and conflicts around the world this week is not an over reaction because of what happened in benghazi. that is instead rooted in the real life threat to americans abroad. >> one thing i have tried to do as president is not over react but make sure that as much possible the american people understand there are general risks ever p out there. one thing we have seen over the last few years is how resilient we are. >> why did it take yesterday to file the charges against the suspects. >> peter doocy live. >> a massive manhunt underway this morning for suspected killer who may have abducted two children. it happened in san diego. anna kooiman is here with us live with the latest. >> good morning heather, good morning to everyone at home. his name is james dimaggio. police say
contributions for america. this panel focuses on the economic effects of naturalization. from dallas, this is about one hour. >> a pleasure to be here. i worked for closed with president bush when he was in the white house trying to advance immigration reform in the last battle and so it's a pleasure for me to be back in his beautiful new house, talking about immigration. so thank you to this institute. i want to harken back as we get started to the ceremony that we saw this morning combat incredible moving ceremony because what we're going to talk about here today is not just out immigration is good for america, but have naturalization and citizenship actually even ups the ante and makes immigrants even more beneficial for the united states. to benefit themselves, but it's also a benefit for the country. so the very people we saw this morning when they came in the door, they were great for america but as they went out the door their even more. they will be even more of an asset. we will delve deeper into that. what i want to give him a couple of minutes at a moderate is framing a li
bream. live from "america news hq" starts now. information about what's behind the massive closures is slowly trickling in, but so are new details about the timing and how the administration is handling the threat. steve centanni has more. >> the president is getting regular updates and today lawmakers spoke out about the danger. >> there's been an awful lot of chatter, chatter about the planning that's going on, very reminiscent of what we saw around 9/11. >> as a result 20 embassies and consulates were closed throughout the middle east and north after ka. it's called them to step up their activities in the wake of killings of top terrorists. there were prison breaks including one in aleppo, syria, this weekend that have freed al qaeda operatives over the last month. lawmakers who are being briefed say we know less about the location of the possible attack than the timing. listen. >> the assumption that it's probably most likely to happen in the middle east at or about one of the embassies, but there's no evidence of that at all. it could be in europe or the united states. >> they
not get back to anybody else in america. and she's hiding everything that she can. >> that was the anger and frustration she feels. but what amazed me from talking to the other family members who lost their children, who lost their siblings is just they just want answers. and they don't want this to be political. it seems obvious we need more answers. it also seems obvious this shouldn't be about the finger pointing and blame game going on in washington. i want to let all your viewers know, people can go to our blog because these families have foundations, ways to try to help to make sure this doesn't happen again. i hope people will go to those foundation websites and learn more about the families. >> you've spent a lot of time on this story. you put together a great team for tonight's special. what's the biggest takeaway you take from this documentary? >> reporte >> one of the things that amazed me the most, could this be prevented? the answer to that question is yes. we'll talk to one of the men who briefed chris stevens on security. his takeaway, the americans knew there were all the
threat will likely revive america's memories of the scary second week of last year when islamists rioted at three western embassies, culminating on the fatal attack on the u.s. consulate and annex in benghazi. >> it is possible we may have additional days of closing as well. of course depending on our analysis. individual u.s. embassies and consulates will announce whether or not they are open or implementing restrictions or other measures. >> president obama is at camp david this morning, returning to the white house later today, said to be receiving regular briefings on the al-qaeda threat and our response. chris? >> the terror alert comes as russia has granted nsa leak edward snowden temporary asylum. there are growing demands in congress to impose new limits on the government surveillance of americans. joining us now to all this in new york general michan. and here in washington, republican congressman justin amash of michigan who led an effort to restrict the nsa's data collection. general, based on your long experience, what's going on here with the u.s. closing almost two dozen em
to ramadan. >> why do they have affiliates going after america? what's the hallmark that al qaeda could be behind the threats? >> they have shown the desire and ability to go after u.s. targets abroad. they were behind the plot that the cia thwarted a year ago. they're also believed to be behind those cargo packages that were shipped to chicago synagogues with exemployeesive material. that group has shown the ability and desire to attack targets overseas. that's what the intelligence is pointing. >> jill, what can people do? how can they protect themselves sns. >> they have to be very ware of their surroundings. they have to know that the american embassieembassies, the post-closures. you can go on to the website of the state department and find them. those embassies and consulates will be closed. in emergencies they might be able to provide something but you're not going to ghet there. one of the reasons the state department is pointing out is they do not want people and this would be foreign nationals standing in line waiting to get visas. it could be an invitation for a potential att
or or here in america. al qaeda in the arabian peninsula based in yemen identified as the primary force behind the plot. lawmakers on the sunday talk shows sacreddable threat suggest that a major attack is about to happen. >> there is awful lot of chatter out there among terrorists about the planning that is going on. very reminiscent of what we sue saw pre9/11. this is the most ear russ threat i've seen in the last several years. >> we need to know and realize we're living in an increasingly dangerous world. this specific threat that we've been briefed on over and over again has reach ad new level. >> this is a wake-up call. al qaeda in any ways stronger than it was before 9/11 because it has mutated and spread and can come at us from different directions. al qaeda in a arabian peninsula is the most deadly of the al qaeda affiliates. >> 19 diplomatic posts are closed through end the week. britain, france and germany closing their embassies in yemen. jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon. jennifer, how unusual is this warning? >> reporter: it is very unusual, kelly. the state departm
suspended recently are from latin america. >> rafael explains why this is significant when it comes to the use of performance enhancing drugs. >> reporter: at this baseball academy in dominican republic, this future of baseball is literally in the making. these young players have a common dream, to make it in the major leagues. they have something else in common. they all idolize alex rodriguez and are devastated by his suspension. >> translator: it's tough for us dominicans and difficult. we're talking about one of the greatest players. a star that shines no longer. to retire the name is something that's very sad for us. >> reporter: rodriguez born in new york to dominican parents was suspend monday for 211 regular season games amid allegations using performance enhancing drugs. 12 other players agreed to 50 game suspension without pay. the only nonhispanic in the group got a 65-game suspension. he and rodriguez are the only suspended players not born in latin america. >> they're all either from the dominican republic. they invest billions of dollars in baseball academies in latin
't like america. >> reporter: out of 12 witnesses to take the stand this first day, one was shot in the massacre not once but seven times. he was very calm and collect on the stand. when it came time to be cross-examined by major nidal malik hasan, he had no questions for him. >> casey siegel at fort hood, thank you. >>> former president george w. bush is recovering at a hospital in dallas. they found an artery blockage. they inserted a stint earlier today. let's talk about it with fox news medical analyst dr. siegel from new york. what happened? >> we heard from his senior spokesperson who said he was going to cooper for his regular physical. he was having no symptoms. the physical in terms of being a former president, as vigorous as he is, includes a stress test. it showed some ekg changes. that led them to do a special cat scan which showed a blockage, then came the angiogram, where they fed a catheter up through an artery in the groin up to the heart to the blocked artery which they then opened. i have the stint here with me. you can see this tiny balloon is dilated, and this
on millions or hundreds of millions of america americans. >> no, sir. >> it does not? >> not wittingly. >> reporter: the president stressed privacy is protected. >> none of the revelations show that government actually abused these powers. >> reporter: yet key lawmakers insist they do not have enough information to verify that claim. >> members of congress were not aware on the whole about what these programs were being used for, the extent to which they are being used. >> reporter: a daily beast report claimed they intercepted a conference call between more than 20 al qaeda leaders. officials are saying the u.s. had some sort of electronic intercept that showed communication between top al qaeda leaders and in fact they were plotting attacks. >> ed henry on the north lawn, thank you. >>> yemen has become ground zero for the al qaeda movement. national security correspondent jennifer griffin at the pentagon tells us how that came about. >> reporter: yemen officials claim to have foiled a massive terror plot that would have targeted oil pipelines and ports, giving al qaeda control of ye
, and overnight the u.s. consulate in pakistan is evacuated after another terror threat. >>> is america entered another cold war? charlie rose sits down with former secretary of state condoleezza rice her take on u.s./russian relations. >>> he takes the field with the atlanta falcons. >>> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> this fire was one of the most quickly spreading that i've seen. >> firefighters battle a fast-moving wildfire in southern california. >> the so-called silver fire has already destroyed at least 26 homes. >> really hot. i mean i thought we were going to die. >> officials have ordered nearly 2,000 people out of the area. >> my son called me and said did you know your mountain's on fire? i'm like oh heck. >> you sit there watching it get wet. that's all you can do. >> torrential rains sweeping across the midsections causing more flooding in tennessee. >> literally floating. >> everyone in pakistan to leave due to a specific terrorist attack. >> the president plans to take questions about the threa
morning, everybody, i'm bill hemmer. welcome here to "america's newsroom." martha has time with the family. welcome back. >> you got it, i'm here. good to see you, nice to see all of you as well. these polls are stunning. record, 74%. three out of four voters tell fox news they think americans rely too much on the government and not enough on themselves. bill: stuart varney, host of "varney & company" fox business network. good morning to you. take insid tell us what they say. >> look deeply inside the food stamp program. 53% of the respondents think government makes it too easy to get food stamps. 57% think people are taking advantage of the food stamp program. there is overwhelmingly negative view of this particular form of handout, welfare entitlement. bill: a lot of people think there is abuse in this. 14 million more americans since 2009. >> yep. bill: up more than a million in the last year alone? >> that is correct. and the government is still advertising to bring more people into the food stamp program. and by the way, bill, the cost of that program has gone up dramatically. 78 bil
and in latin america. sometimes from countries that didn't exist in the world of empire, in the colonial world of 1913, 100 years ago, and 1914 at the start of the first world war. diplomats today represent governments, as they always have, but they also represent international institutions like the united nations. you fly the flag of the united nations here at chautauqua. they represent international institutions like the world bank and the international monetary fund. and i even think people who work for nonprofit organizations, who are dedicated to combating poverty, who want to promote economic development, who are promoting health care, who are trying to promote peace, i think they're diplomats too,. so in that vein think of bill and melinda gates and the enormously positive impact those two people and their foundation are ching on the fight against live aids, the fight to eradicate polio, which is nearly complete. only three countries in the world where polio exists these days. think of the champion figure skater michelle kwan. you saw her in the olympics. she's joined the state departme
again. that america is not interested in spying on ordinary people. i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. gwen: how dangerous is al qaeda? >> this is an ongoing process. we are not going to completely eliminate terrorism. gwen: how frosty are things with russia? >> i think there's always been some tension in the u.s.-russian relationship after the fall of the soviet union. gwen: and how frosty are things with congress? >> we're not in a normal atmosphere around here when it comes to "obamacare." gwen: these issues and more will follow the president as he leaves on vacation. we take a look with doyle mcmanus of the "los angeles times." martha raddatz of abc news. and alexis simendinger of realclearpolitics. >> award-winning reporting and analysis, covering history as it happens, live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week with gwen ifill." corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> we went out and asked people a simple question -- how old is the oldest person you've known? we gave people a sticker and had them show us. we learned a lot of us ha
. says america who isn't free and runs off to china and russia to tell about it is not exactly my idea of a great american patriot. i do put a lot of trust in the people who had defended the united states of america their entire careers with distinction and with honor and with the .alor when they walk in and tell me, this is what it is and we are not doing this and you're not doing that and we're not doing this and we asked them the question, then i have got to listen to that before i jerked the rug out from under them. congress is looking at this. it will continue. you, i always worry about the concentrations of power and and eventual liberty. i think that is what keeps free, that individual citizens are passionate about you havethe same time, these abuses. you have got to know where they and i do not think we have lost these freedoms. had, we would not be having this conversation on c- span. it is not china. there is the fbi case and they lost that case -- >> [indiscernible] >> we will see what happens. >> [indiscernible] the consent of the court -- [applause] in the presidential ele
:57, the least productive employees in america left washington for five weeks holiday. nice work if you can get it. ♪ >> the stakes couldn't be higher. >> there's a gone campaigning side outside the oval office. >> if i had poll numbers as low as his. >> how about a grand bargain for middle class jobs. >> no jobs bill, no budget bill. the threat of shutting down government. >> the one threatening to shut down the government is the president. >> majority leader. >> sit down and shut up, okay? >> 40 meaningless votes to repeal obama care. >> finally defund obama care. >> you're delivering no meaningful information. >> you're going to go back to your districts and explain. >> it's an aimless congress falling into chaos. >> it's pathetic. >> we're just slightly ahead of genghis kahn apartment communist party in popularity. >> i'm not the least bit concerned about what some might wand to describe as perception. >> i've run my last campaign. i don't need to spin. >> i'm sure the august recess will have our members in a better mood when they come back. ♪ ♪ holiday road, oh >>> ah, yes, it is tha
enemies, and he's made it more difficult for our security services to keep america safe. now with regard to the russians, i think i agree with the senator from new york. it's a bit of a slap in the face. i know the administration is reconsidering the visit in moscow after the g-20 with president putin. frankly i don't think president obama should go. maybe just betrays my own personal background, chris, but i think it's a jump ball whether he should go to saint petersburg for the g-20 at all. >> you've been on the fringes of it. let's get directly into this question of the nsa, what it's doing, whether should be new limits. general, the house almost passed, as you well know last week, a measure offered by congressman amash, that would have put an end to the kind of blanket collection of phone records of all americans, and instead limit that only to information on americans who were under specific investigation for links to terrorism. on a practical level, general, would that have hamstrung you? >> oh, chris, it would have turned the program on its head. look, this isn't -- this program,
they met mayor filner at a meeting of the national women's veterans association of america. the head of the group says at least six other women have complained about the mayor's behavior including kissing, groping and grabbing the full gamut as they put it now the association reports it's cancelled plans to have mayor filner give the keynote speech at a benefit for sexual assault victims later this month a group of kids ruthlessly kicked and punched another child over and over again. and a school bus camera caught the whole thing. and now the question from the police. where was the bus driver as all of this was going down? but, first, a woman named henrietta lax is responsible for some the most important advances in modern medicine. she wasn't a doctor. she lived to be but 31 years old. but her cells were special. they were able to thrive in a laboratory. and scientists around the world have used those unique and very valuable cells for decades. you may know her story from the best seller of immorality life of henrietta lax. for years it went unrecognized that's now changing. i will
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on america. u.s. officials have discovered an electronic meeting between more than 20 al qaeda top leaders and they did that by following the internet trail of an al qaeda courier. now, this is according to reporting by the daily beast. you'll recall it was that meeting of al qaeda leaders that prompted the obama administration to issue an unprecedented terror alert ordering the closing of nearly two dozen american embassies in the mideast and north africa. josh roggen is the reporter that broke the story. josh, let me start with this, when you hear the word courier and al qaeda you think of the capture of osama bin laden, a physical courier driving the car that they were able to follow, so we've heard about this before. but this is an electronic trail, that's how they were able to find this. how do they do it? >> so, here's what happened, after a seven-hour internet conference between all of these leaders, the details of that conference, the minutes of it, were given to this courier and he then took it and tried to send it around to a greater distribution list inside the al qaeda communit
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